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Japan Officially Picks Its Best Toilets

Japan Officially Picks Its Best Toilets

Out of almost 380 contenders, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has picked out 28 public toilets as the winners of its first ever toilet awards, which honor the nation’s…

New Data Says There Are 3 Trillion Trees on Earth, But We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

New Data Says There Are 3 Trillion Trees on Earth, But We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

How many trees are on planet Earth? While this seems like someone out there should have the answer, up until recently, nobody knew the exact number. According to NPR, new…

Flooding In Japan Leaves Citizens Stranded On Rooftops

Flooding In Japan Leaves Citizens Stranded On Rooftops

While water damage accounts for nearly 23% of all U.S. home property damage, citizens of Japan are seeing more than just a few flooded basements, according to a recent report…

The Good News Behind the Report That 90% of Seabirds Swallow Plastic

The Good News Behind the Report That 90% of Seabirds Swallow Plastic

By now, you may have heard that there’s an island of plastic the size of Texas floating around our oceans, but the reality is slightly more complicated than the urban…

Soccer Group Claims Responsibility for Recent Cairo Blasts

Soccer Group Claims Responsibility for Recent Cairo Blasts

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, being played by more than 240 million people around the globe. Normally, extreme fandom is associated with cheering, body paint, or perhaps a…

Finland Considering Basic Income Welfare System

Finland Considering Basic Income Welfare System

Welfare has been a part of the U.S. longer than the nation’s constitution, which was created over 200 years ago. The colonies had the British Poor Laws, which gave financial…

Sodium Cyanide Found at Tianjin Explosion Site

Sodium Cyanide Found at Tianjin Explosion Site

More than a week after the August 12 explosions in Tianjin which killed over 100 people and injured some 700 more, officials have announced that a high quantity of dangerous…

UK Man Contacts International Space Station From His Garden Shed

UK Man Contacts International Space Station From His Garden Shed

Over in the U.K., garden sheds are a cultural institution, and surveys show about 77% of owners simply use them for storing rusty old tools. But one Gloucestershire man came…

Zimbabwe Police Hunting Down Man Who Beheaded Famous Lion Cecil

Zimbabwe Police Hunting Down Man Who Beheaded Famous Lion Cecil

Not for the first time, international outrage has followed the exploits of an American tourist hunting big game on African safaris. This July, authorities in Zimbabwe announced they were hunting…

110 Mile Long Migrant Fence Nearly Complete in Hungary

110 Mile Long Migrant Fence Nearly Complete in Hungary

While 80 to 90% of U.S. fence applications are for privacy fences, Hungary is taking its privacy very seriously. According to a recent report from Mashable, Hungary has almost completed…

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